2002 Nissan Sentra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Nissan Sentra

2002 Nissan Sentra Problems

Nissian Crankshaft and Camshaft Sensor Recall

The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.

Check Engine Light Due to Failure of Catalytic Converter Closest to Cylinder Head

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.

Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor May Cause Driveability Issues

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor can fail, causing various drivability problems. Our technicians remind us that proper diagnoses should be performed to confirm the cause of any driveability concerns.

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2002 Nissan Sentra Questions

how to fix a po 153 issue when the cat and o2 sensors reading not ready (1 answer)

i replaced the cat and all four o2 sensors and i drove over 100 miles going through the reset cycles and still the computer reading not ready.

emissions- cat and o2 sensor not ready , code po153 how can i fix this issue? (1 answer)

i replaced the cat and all four o2 sensors and i drove over 100 miles going through the reset cycles and still the computer reading not ready.

emissions- cat and o2 sensor not ready , code po153 how can i fix this issue (2 answers)

i replaced the cat and all four o2 sensors and i drove over 100 miles going through the reset cycles and still the computer reading not ready.

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2002 Nissan Sentra Recalls

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Overheating of Crankshaft Position Sensor May Cause Vehicle to Shut Down

On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engineThe crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interrupion in the signal output. If the interupption of the signal is so brief that the ECM Electronic Control Module dose not have time to diagnose the condition, the vehicle may shut off creating the risk of an accident. The dealer will reprogram the ECM free of charge. The Nissan recall # is R0606

Engine May Stop Running Without Warning

The circuit board for the crank position sensor and cam position sensor may have improper solder joints. This could cause the Service Engine Soon lamp to come on, the engine may not start, you could experience reduced power, or the engine may stall without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the the crank position sensor, cam position sensors, and in some cases, the variable timing control sensors. The recall began on December 22, 2003. The Nissan recall number is R2022 and the Infiniti recall number is R3021.

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2002 Nissan Sentra Reviews

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE guage on dashboard shows engine running hot, it'll then go back to normal, then hot, a continous cycle. I have changed the thermastat but the problem still exists. What am I missing or what do I need to do? I have not noticed any visible signs of coolant leakage as well.
just bought this 2002 ser from the dealer, engine knocks on acceleration. dealer knows , wants to see the car, but i refuse to be dupped again. the warrantee is currant but the agency does not cover the existing problem.
The only problem I had with this car was the alternator. Breaks are lousy

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